Chapter Five: Prescription
Antiaging And Photodamage Drugs
The bar graph above illustrates abuse among teens of five different prescription
The federal Medicare program is requiring that all the new Part D prescription
plans cover "'all or substantially all' of the drugs in the antidepressant, antipsychotic, anticonvulsant, anticancer, immunosuppressant and HIV/AIDS categories.
Statins, remarkably safe by any standard, require a prescription
, while patches packed with nicotine line drugstore shelves.
Carole Jaquez, 79, and other senior citizens took a train last year from Los Angeles to Vancouver, where she bought prescription
drugs for high blood pressure, acid reflux and asthma.
are not completely synthesized by their users.
There is little doubt that for long-term care facilities that purchase medications for residents, the White House approach to prescription
drug access could be an accounting nightmare.
Generic drugs as a percentage of total prescription
State Health Insurance Programs (SHIPs) can help you find government and private prescription
drug coverage resources in your state, as well as Medicaid prescription
benefits that may be available.
Drug Fairness for Seniors Act of 1999, sponsored by Representative Thomas H.
2) Their bill would cover $1,700 a year in prescription
drug costs and be managed through retail pharmacies or benefit managers.
All three sources revealed large decreases in benzodiazepine prescriptions
after the triplicate regulations took effect, accompanied by significant jumps in prescriptions
for a variety of other sedatives, such as barbiturates.